Shakti electronic warfare system – UPSC Prelims

  • Shakti is an advanced electronic warfare(EW) system developed for the Indian Navy.
  • Designed and Developed by:  Defence Electronics Research Laboratory in Hyderabad, which is part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
  • Aim: To provide an electronic layer of defence against modern radars and anti-ship missiles to ensure survivability in the maritime battlefield.
  • The First Shakti system has been installed on-board INS Visakhapatnam and is being installed on-board Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, INS Vikrant.
  • Features:
    • It has been designed for the Indian Navy’s capital warships for the purposes of interception, detection, classification, identification and jamming of conventional and modern radars.
    • System has been integrated with the wideband electronic support measures (ESM) and electronic countermeasures for the defence of Indian Navy ships against missile attacks. The ESM of the system helps in finding accurate direction and interception of modern radars.
    • System has a built-in radar fingerprinting and data recording replay feature for post-mission analysis.
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